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Self-Esteem, Locus of Control and Types of Courses as Predictors of Sexting among Undergraduates (Published)

This study examines self-esteem, locus of control and types of courses as predictors of sexting among undergraduates. It employed convenience sampling design with sexting as the independent variable and types of courses, self-esteem and locus of control as the dependent variables. Three hundred participants were used for the study. The participants were drawn from the undergraduates of Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State. The study anchored on Rotter’s theory of social learning (1966). The following instruments were used for data collection, Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, Julian Rotter scale and Sexting Motivations questionnaire. The results show that respondents with low self-esteem are likely to sext. It also shows that respondents with external locus of control will sext more than individuals with internal locus of control. Based on the above, recommendations are made on what to do to increase high self-esteem and encourage internal locus of control, hence adequate lectures should be given to enlighten individual on the importance of high self-esteem. Also, parents and the society at large should encourage opened discussion and conversation with adolescents and young adults about sex, sexting, the implications and the negative effects.

Keywords: Sexual Behaviour, Undergraduates, locus of control, self-esteem, sexting., types of courses

Population and Antisocial Behaviour among the People Of Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria (Review Completed - Accepted)

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of population and anti-social behaviour in Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State. Two research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was adopted and used for the study. A well validated structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The sample consisted of 400 respondents. Data collected was analyzed using independent t-test statistical technique. Result of the findings revealed that; population density significantly influences antisocial behaviour and there also exist a significant difference in the antisocial behaviour of dwellers from rural and urban areas. It was recommended that Government should create an enabling environment such as provision of social amenities, employment opportunities and free education in the rural areas to guard against rural urban drift and public awareness on the need for family planning should be intensified in the country.

Keywords: Issues, Population density, Rural dwellers, Social issues, Urbanism, sexting.